Shawn Conley, Soybean and Wheat Extension Specialist
The Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board launches the 5th annual Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest. The objective of this program is to encourage the development of new, innovative management practices and show the importance of sound cultural practices in Wisconsin soybean production.
Wisconsin soybean growers have until September 1, 2014 to enter the Wisconsin Soybean Yield Contest. Two winners from each of four geographical districts in the state will receive awards (Image 1.). “Please note the divisional lines were redrawn for 2014 based on a rolling 10 year average yield”. The first place award in each district includes a $1,000 cash prize; second-place honors include a $500 prize. Winners will be selected for having the highest soybean yield based on bushels per acre at 13% moisture. The awards ceremony is scheduled for January 29, 2015 during the Corn/Soy Expo at WI Dells.
A list of the 2013 winners and a management summary of their practices is also provided.
For more information please contact Dr. Conley at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck and have a safe and productive 2014 growing season!